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    Does anyone know the original tire manufacturer, size and model for a 1975 Datsun 280Z sold in the US? Was the spare any different?

    Any help is appreciated!

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    If the '75 280Z still had a full size spare (as I recall), the spare would have been the same as the four on the ground. The original size was 195/70HR14. As I recall, the original brand was generally (if not always) Bridgestone. I don't recall the model.
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    My car was made in 11/75 and is a 76 model, I have the original spare tire and it was a Bridgestone RD-106 Steel, that is what it says on the tire in large letter.
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    I saw this thread last night and it got me wondering if mine was original or not. My 280 was made 1/76. So is this the original spare? Its a Toyo Z. It looks as if its never been used. It still has the white pouder on it and red lines on the surface of the tire.
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    Toyo was an alternate supplier to Nissan for earlier cars, and probably for later Zs as well. The 702 model is about the correct vintage, so as a guess I'd say it's original.
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    Ok Sweet! Thanks arne! Im going to have to look you up next time im in Springfield and take a look at your rides! Do you know any Wyatts down there?

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    No Wyatts come immediately to mind.
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    Wow, thanks everyone! That is excellent information!!!

    Does anyone know if Michelin was an alternate supplier? I have a Michelin XRX that seems to have been made about the same time frame ...
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    No Michelins. Bridgestone and Toyo for sure, and Yokohama for some years.
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